Program center to support transportation, technology on Wis. tribal lands

Thanks to a two-year, $625,000 grant, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is opening a new center in support of technological assistance within Tribal Nations across 30 states, including Wisconsin.

WisDOT says the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (TOPS Lab) at UW-Madison received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center, which will open in Wisconsin.

Secretary for WisDOT Craig Thompson says their department will work through the new center to support transportation investments, technical assistance and technology services…

WisDOT says it has had a long-lasting commitment with Tribal Nations across the state, referencing the department’s Tribal Affairs program, which works on tribal relations and all transportation related issues affecting tribal communities.

Thompson says he looks forward to seeing how the federal funding can leverage Wisconsin as a leader to implement solutions to roadway safety on tribal lands.